Notes: Mbr since 9/11/2006. My z stations are under construction. Let's get straight to it. Give me rockin' rhythms or slow burns that cast a spell. I'll listen to anything but my ear is tuned to 7 higher frequencies.
(1) virtuoso musicianship
(2) angelic/thrilling voices
(3) witty, soulful and blue lyricism
(4) tight arrangements [complex/simple]
(5) imaginative/commanding improv.
(6) swing, clave, a sweet funky groove
[Things that put a swagger in my step! Savvy?]
(7) the artist(s) must do it live
JAZZ GENIUS requires 5 out of 7. Think that your favorite song or artist(s) can pass the test? Bring it!
What I like most is - Bebop, HardBop, Latin Jazz, and of course Ella, Louis & Duke (together).
I'm a big fan of Monk, Coltrane, Jackie McLean, Eric Dolphy, Miles, LH&R, Beatles, Dylan, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Terence Trent D'Arby, early Mariah Carey, Santana, Tito Puente, Cubanismo, Oscar D'Leon, Hector Lavoe, Celia Cruz, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Shakira, and TBGO (da beat goes on :D)